Belgium (i/ˈbɛldʒəm/; Dutch:België[ˈbɛlɣijə]; French:Belgique[bɛlʒik]; German:Belgien[ˈbɛlɡiən]), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts several of the EU's official seats and as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787sqmi) and has a population of about 11million people.
Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany.
Belgian wine is produced in several parts of Belgium and production, although still modest at 1,400 hectoliters in 2004, has expanded in recent decades.
Belgian wine first appeared in the Middle Ages, around the 9th century. It is unlikely that wine was made in the area now known as Belgium before that, since the climate was not suitable and Gaul was covered with thick forests. However, there are mentions of Paris vineyards in the 4th century. From that time, vine cultivation spread northward and in the 8th century the banks of the Rhine were covered with vineyards. The first attempts at viniculture in Belgium were made around the same time. Moreover, the vineyards were already well established in Amay. The vineyard at Vivegnis, in the north of the province of Liège, was already considered old in the 9th century, as well as the vineyard at Huy, which belonged in part to the Bishop of Liège. The edges of the Meuse River were intensively cultivated because they offered well-exposed hillsides.
"Not all laboratories have that, especially in smaller-income countries," said Wim van der Poel, a professor at WageningenUniversity, which led the research ... Dirk de Graaf, a professor who studies bees at Ghent University in Belgium, told Reuters that he was skeptical that coronavirus-sniffing bees would replace lab tests.
The variant from India is perhaps the most contagious coronavirus mutation on the planet, according to Tom Wenseleers, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Leuven in Belgium... "The new variant from India has a very big transmission or growth advantage," even over the UK mutation, he said in an interview with an American radio network, NPR ... .
Link to tweet. Tweet text..Justin Hendrix. @justinhendrix ... "It's kind of like the U.K. variant squared." ... An evolutionary biologist in Belgium found that the variant from the U.K ... variant had a transmission advantage over the other types of the virus," says Wenseleers, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Leuven in Belgium ... .
"It is a good idea, but I would prefer to carry out tests using the classic diagnostic tools rather than using honeybees for this,” said Dirk de Graaf, a professor who studies bees, insects and animal immunology at GhentUniversity in Belgium. .
More On.. Coronavirus ... To train the insects, scientists at WageningenUniversity in the Netherlands gave them sugary water as a reward for identifying samples of the virus ... I am a huge bee lover, but I would use the bees for other purposes than detecting COVID-19,” Dirk de Graaf, a professor who studies bees at Ghent University in Belgium.
But Dr Dirk de Graaf, a professor who studies bees, insects and animal immunology at GhentUniversity in Belgium, said he did not see the technique replacing more conventional forms of Covid-19 testing in the near future.
But Dirk de Graaf, a professor who studies bees, insects and animal immunology at GhentUniversity in Belgium, said he did not see the technique replacing more conventional forms of COVID-19 testing in the near future.
Their work ushered us into a new age of cosmology, allowing scientists to study and understand our universe as never before ...Hawking's final research paper, published just 10 days before he died, was written along with Thomas Hertog, a professor of theoretical physics at KU Leuven University in Belgium, and it concerned the multiverse.
"Mr Assadi's lawyer has failed to lodge an appeal," a spokesman for Belgium's federal prosecutor's office told AFP... An Iranian-Swedish academic who guest lectured at Belgium's VUB university, Ahmadreza Djalali, has been given a death sentence by Iran's regime, which has accused him of espionage.